Olenellus gilberti White 1874 (trilobite)

Trilobita - Redlichiida - Olenellidae

"The descriptions of this and the following species were written by Mr. Meek before my own were, and now form a part of Mr. Gilbert's report to Lieutenant Wheeler, which is awaiting publication"

Alternative combinations: Mesonacis gilberti, Olenellus (Olenellus) gilberti

Full reference: C. A. White. 1874. Preliminary report upon invertebrate fossils collected by the expeditions of 1871, 1872, and 1873. Geographical and Geological Exploration and Surveys west of the 100th Meridian, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office 1-27

Belongs to Olenellus according to A. R. Palmer and R. B. Halley 1979

See also Lesley 1889, Palmer 1998, Walcott 1884, Walcott 1886, Walcott 1891, Walcott 1908, Walcott 1910, Walcott 1916, Webster 2015 and White 1874

Sister taxa: Olenellus (Angustolenellus), Olenellus (Georgiellus), Olenellus (Mesolenellus), Olenellus (Olenelloides), Olenellus (Olenellus), Olenellus (Paedeumias), Olenellus agellus, Olenellus alius, Olenellus brachyomma, Olenellus bufrontis, Olenellus buttsi, Olenellus clarki, Olenellus claytoni, Olenellus crassimarginatus, Olenellus georgiensis, Olenellus getzi, Olenellus gigas, Olenellus howelli, Olenellus latilimbatus, Olenellus megafrontalis, Olenellus nevadensis, Olenellus parvofrontatus, Olenellus peculiaris, Olenellus puertoblancoensis, Olenellus robsonensis, Olenellus roddyi, Olenellus romensis, Olenellus schucherti, Olenellus thompsoni, Olenellus walcotti, Olenellus wanneri

Type specimen: Its type locality is USNM 31a, Log Cabin Mbr, Pioche Hills, which is in a St Davids carbonate limestone/mudstone in the Pioche Shale Formation of Nevada

Ecology: fast-moving low-level epifaunal deposit feeder


• Cambrian of United States (47: California, Nevada, Utah collections)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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